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(Fox News)   Obamacare is the Costco of medicine. And soon, your small town medical practice will become nothing more than an empty store front   (foxnews.com) divider line 198
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2013-09-25 06:54:01 PM
...spital" offices

hiat enter too soon.
 
2013-09-25 06:54:25 PM

LordZorch: Walmart of medicine, not Costco.


Chinese made vaccines full of lead?
 
2013-09-25 06:54:37 PM
global.fncstatic.com

I just stopped by to tell you that your premiums for socialized medicine are going to skyrocket in many state markets.
 
2013-09-25 06:54:52 PM
Desperation, anger, and not a single fact.

This is really the best they've got, isn't it?  If they had anything better, they'd surely be trotting it out by now.
 
2013-09-25 06:55:09 PM
Unfortunately the Kaiser-ization of medicine is inevitable, Obamacare or not. The idea that half the nation gets luxury health care and the other half gets nothing was never a sustainable model. There had to be a middle ground, and here we are.
 
2013-09-25 06:55:34 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-09-25 06:56:25 PM
great, now we're all going to be Socialisms.

/locks door
//closes drapes
 
2013-09-25 06:57:32 PM

Aristocles: So you're telling me I can't just get one prostate exam, but I have to get a palate of two hundred all at once?

Thanks BOB!


i would think you would enjoy that.
 
2013-09-25 06:58:04 PM
Funny since Costco offers health insurance in several states for their customers and insures most of their employees, including some part timers.
 
2013-09-25 06:59:25 PM

mediablitz: Kittypie070: OK, Costco is bad how exactly?

I'm going to take a stab at this: Costco limits your choices. Sure, you are getting stuff cheap, but you only can get that ONE thing. What if you need that OTHER thing? Sorry. You are stuck because...

That's the best I can figure.


Costco rotates stock, so you can get cheap healthcare, but this week you'll get bargain European healthcare, but next week it's cheapo African healthcare, and then after that you can get the Chinese version.

/other than that, no clue. And this poor person got her first pair of eyeglasses in 5 years because of Costco, so, this whole discussion is really funny.
 
2013-09-25 07:00:26 PM

RedPhoenix122: [i.imgur.com image 850x478]


That's the best thing I ever saw.
 
2013-09-25 07:03:38 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: The greatest nation in the world brought to its knees by something every other industrialized nation on the planet has no trouble with?


This is what I don't understand about this whole debate.

Sure.  I get not being happy about the affordable care act.  I can see how some people might feel it is too intrusive or too expensive, or have any number of problems with it.

But it is not going to destroy the Republic.  There is this talk of apocalypse coming from the Right.  Like the whole American experiment is about to end; that this is worth pouring all political energy into, it is worth shutting down the government.  It's not!  Mistake it may or may not be, but this country has endured far worse than some changes to insurance regulations!

The whole idea that the ACA is going to kill everything is so stupid!  And it seems like Republicans aren't being asked to defend that assertion.
 
2013-09-25 07:06:04 PM
Obamacare is the Costco of medicine. And soon, your small town medical practice will become nothing more than an empty store front.

Obamacare is the Costco of medicine. And soon, your small town medical practice will become nothing more than an incredibly busy, affordable, consumer-friendly business, where you can pick up thirty gallon jugs of pickles and HDTVs.
 
2013-09-25 07:06:49 PM

Jesterling: RedPhoenix122: [i.imgur.com image 850x478]

That's the best thing I ever saw.


And its a mod for the PC version.
 
2013-09-25 07:08:29 PM

flondrix: rikdanger: Costco = boxes and boxes of decent booze, cheap!

Also, Costco has the lowest employee turnover rate in retail, partially because of high wages, and 90% of its workers qualify for, ahem, EMPLOYEE-SPONSORED HEALTH INSURANCE...when the going rate in retail is 60%. So we should be so lucky.

You can find cool stuff in Costco that you didn't know existed, or great deals you weren't looking for...but afterwards I always have to go to a "normal" store to finish buying the stuff on my shopping list.  And the stuff you did find last week may not be there this week.

Also, no one there is able to tell you whether the store has a particular item or where it might be found. I understand that is not how their business model works, but it is very inconvenient for someone who needs to buy something specific rather than cool stuff in general.  All in all, a very bad metaphor for heath care.


Eh.  Depends.  At the location I work at (ten years employed at Costco, Shop Steward since we're a grandfathered store (originally Price Club, which was teamsters, so we're still union)) we readily look items up in the computer system, both for our location and other locations (yup, can do that) to see if a given item's in stock.  It could just be shiatty ass employees.

Also, since we're a union shop, we have a LOT of people who've got double digit years in the company, and more than a few with 25 years with the company.  It CAN be a biatch to find an item, because of the Treasure Hunt Floor Plan-- which employees dislike just as much as customers do..
 
2013-09-25 07:08:52 PM
OMG, Medical care will become more efficient so it can serve more people at cheaper costs!!

The horror!!!
 
2013-09-25 07:10:54 PM

MrEricSir: Unfortunately the Kaiser-ization of medicine is inevitable


My wife has Kaiser. She got perfectly acceptable and effective treatment for her thyroid cancer a year ago. She's cancer-free now. Your outrage is noted.
 
2013-09-25 07:13:13 PM
 
2013-09-25 07:15:03 PM
Yes, Obama is responsible for the corporate takeover of medicine. Who knew?
 
2013-09-25 07:15:24 PM

notto: From the same author
global.fncstatic.com

Tips to slow hair loss
http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/07/27/tips-to-slow-hair-loss/


Rob Reiner?
 
2013-09-25 07:15:47 PM

Soup4Bonnie: [global.fncstatic.com image 156x195]

I just stopped by to tell you that your premiums for socialized medicine are going to skyrocket in many state markets.


Be afraid. BE AFRAID! WOOOOO!!!

Whatever dude.
 
2013-09-25 07:17:01 PM
"Obamacare is the Costco of medicine. And soon, your small town medical practice gigantic for-profit insurance companies will no longer be using the American public as their cash cow and consequently will become nothing more than an empty store front"

FTFM and everyone else.

The closer we are getting to full implementation of the ACA, the greater the shiat fit the insurance companies are throwing and the more their congressional and media shills are ramping up the empty rhetoric and lies.
 
2013-09-25 07:17:31 PM
Wow. Fox News talking smack about Obamacare? NO WAI!
 
2013-09-25 07:17:41 PM
When I lost my job earlier this year, a number of HR professionals I talked to told me that the whole Obamacare situation was going to save my ass after Cobra ran out. I looked at the rates and that they can't refuse insurance and I just don't see a huge downside to this. If you are poor, the rates are considerably reduced. In many cases, like with Kaiser Permanente, a lot of the garden variety diagnostics are free.

Fortunately, I found a jerb pretty quickly, but it's nice to know that people can get insurance. The younger people are complaining about subsidizing the much villified "Boomers" ( which doesn't include people who are over 75, IIRC, so STFU), but they don't notice that they're the ones who need obstetricians and people to scrape them up off the tarmac after motorcycle accidents. (Not to mention the diabeetus.)
 
2013-09-25 07:18:17 PM

That_Bob_Guy: "Obamacare is the Costco of medicine. And soon, your small town medical practice gigantic for-profit insurance companies will no longer be using the American public as their cash cow and consequently will become nothing more than an empty store front"

FTFM and everyone else.

The closer we are getting to full implementation of the ACA, the greater the shiat fit the insurance companies are throwing and the more their congressional and media shills are ramping up the empty rhetoric and lies.


So..your account is too old for it to be relevant...but your name is mildly amusing.
 
2013-09-25 07:19:53 PM

Apik0r0s: Yes, Obama is responsible for the corporate takeover of medicine. Who knew?


How can Obama be responsible for something that's already happened? Or do you believe that corporations were not involved in medicine prior to 2009? Who am I kidding of course you believe that.
 
2013-09-25 07:22:01 PM
MY buddy just started his own self employed business and now needs to buy insurance over the exchange. It will cost him $1000 dollars a year LESS getting it through the exchange than it was going to cost him then if he would have bought it through COBRA.

Sorry guys but it's working.
 
2013-09-25 07:23:26 PM
Costco rules, I love their snack bar too. Everything they sell is of really good quality too. So I am trying to figure out how his analogy is a bad thing.

When you think about it though, the GOP of wanting to do everything at the local level is sort of like buying everything at a convenience store where you are paying a premium. This is not very fiscally sound when it comes to a lot of things. So I guess if you support buying as little as possible for the most money possible is the only way I can see it as a bad thing. Of course that makes absolutely no sense, so that is probably what he meant.
 
2013-09-25 07:24:19 PM

RedPhoenix122: [i.imgur.com image 850x478]


That is true awesome sauce.
 
2013-09-25 07:27:51 PM

Contents Under Pressure: The younger people are complaining


let them complain, eventually, they'll realize that youth is just a spit in the bucket of aging & come to realize they too will benefit from the ACA.

or they can do some research today & understand that something like ACA had to be implemented.
 
2013-09-25 07:28:41 PM
That_Bob_Guy:

Thanks, man!
 
2013-09-25 07:29:37 PM

MrEricSir: Unfortunately the Kaiser-ization of medicine is inevitable, Obamacare or not. The idea that half the nation gets luxury health care and the other half gets nothing was never a sustainable model. There had to be a middle ground, and here we are.


Right if you have half a brain you can see that.

To be more efficient medicine needs to change. (it already has in lots of ways) .

One great thing with Obamacare is you will be able to shop around for insurance easier because plans will be similar.
 
2013-09-25 07:29:47 PM
Wait... so does that mean that under Obamacare, doctors will be paid well above market rates while patients enjoy extremely low prices and a level of care unlike anything seen anywhere else?
 
2013-09-25 07:30:42 PM

Aristocles: So you're telling me I can't just get one prostate exam, but I have to get a palate of two hundred all at once?

Thanks BOB!


You know, I've been giving you a hard time lately, but I've got to admit -- that was very funny.
 
2013-09-25 07:30:56 PM
LINK

Oklahoma premiums 20-30% lower than national average.

If our stupid red state can get lower premiums while doing everything in the world to make Obamacare work, than the article writer and everyone that agree with him are stupid.
 
2013-09-25 07:31:01 PM
Health care is going to be like a three-gallon jug of mayonnaise? Interesting.
 
2013-09-25 07:32:14 PM

Cletus C.: Health care is going to be like a three-gallon jug of mayonnaise? Interesting.


Stop being a lying liar who lies.

Costco doesn't sell three-gallon jugs of mayonnaise. They're five-gallon.
 
2013-09-25 07:32:35 PM
I love how submitter thought he could backhand Costco and Obama and winds up with a pack of people white-knighting both.

If Walmart paid and took care of its people more, maybe we wouldn't have needed a farking federal mandate to do it for them, you whiny asshole FOX news farkos.
 
2013-09-25 07:38:23 PM
*swims happily around in Cletus' five gallon jar of mayo*
 
2013-09-25 07:40:14 PM
Read the headline. My first thought was "good". So was my second.
 
2013-09-25 07:40:55 PM

Generation_D: I love how submitter thought he could backhand Costco and Obama and winds up with a pack of people white-knighting both.

If Walmart paid and took care of its people more, maybe we wouldn't have needed a farking federal mandate to do it for them, you whiny asshole FOX news farkos.


Yeah I love how conservaderps line up to suck the Walton cock, when part of their plan is to use welfare benefits so their employees don't starve to death on their rock bottom wages.
 
2013-09-25 07:41:35 PM

DamnYankees: Isn't Costco good?


Why do I have the feeling that subby would never equate Wal-Mart of being the robber barons, like they do with Costco?
 
2013-09-25 07:44:59 PM
He sounds concerned.
 
2013-09-25 07:47:41 PM
If Fox is going to spend so much of its bandwidth trying to flood the intertubes with anti-Obamacare drivel, I can't help but be for it.
 
2013-09-25 07:47:54 PM

freak7: On a related note, I received a letter from the VA today explaining that since I'm enrolled, I don't have to do anything to meet the requirements for health insurance under Obamacare.


Well I would certainly hope so. Given that the VA is a government agency, you would want them to be pretty seamlessly integrated.
 
2013-09-25 07:48:17 PM
If the ACA is the Costco of medicine, the previous regime was the crusty convenience store where all the beer had dust on top of the cans and all the pages of the porno mags were stuck together.
 
2013-09-25 07:50:34 PM

Cletus C.: Health care is going to be like a three-gallon jug of mayonnaise? Interesting.


i.imgur.com

I prefer to think of it as an bottomless supply of ranch dressing delivered by firehose.
 
2013-09-25 07:50:51 PM

BMulligan: the crusty convenience store where all the beer had dust on top of the cans and all the pages of the porno mags were stuck together.


God, I miss that place.
 
2013-09-25 08:02:53 PM
BC/BS is going to be part of my health exchange here in CO, which means I'll be able to go back to my old neurologist! Hooray!

/fark the haters.
 
2013-09-25 08:04:12 PM
Laugh it up, libtardos.

We'll see who's still laughing when doctors are begging in the streets with, "Will heal for food" cardboard signs and hospitals are staffed with extras from Mad Max.
 
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